Oh heck yeah! Good news for foodies everywhere. There is a hidden gem for food lovers hiding in plain sight in the middle of Dutchess County, New York. What is this? There are four restaurants that everyone can visit at the Culinary Institute of America’s, Hyde Park, NY campus.
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Check out Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, a repurposed railroad bridge that’s a pedestrian favorite. And now that you’ve worked up an appetite, Try a meal at one of The Culinary Institute of America’s student-run restaurants. (As of press time, American Bounty and the Bocuse Restaurant were open, along with the no-reservation Apple Pie Bakery Café.)
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While life for many has been put on pause, bakers have baked on—most of the places on this list are open for business and need your support.
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Pies from the CIA’s Apple Pie Bakery Café are featured in the New York Post’s roundup of the best Thanksgiving options if you don’t want to cook or bake for your family dinner. Article notes that the bakery café’s signature Dutch Crumb Apple Pie can be shipped “anywhere in the country.” New York Post’s roundup of the best Thanksgiving options >
Before you know it, Thanksgiving Day will be here, so it’s time to start planning now for that great meal. Poughkeepsie Journal’s help to start planning now for that great meal >
Stepping into the reinvigorated space feels like a first visit to a new restaurant, one you’re pretty sure you’re going to love. Gone are the cloth hangings, the bare wood, the low light—everything is bright, light, freshly painted, more vibrant, more lively, but no less warm and welcoming. Waiting in line for your lunch is no longer necessary. Read what Food & Wine has to say about our café >
The Culinary Institute of America’s Apple Pie Bakery Café is boasting an appealing new makeover, almost 18 years to the day after it first opened in 2000, featuring a welcoming redesigned dining area, expanded kitchen, and revamped menu. Hudson Valley Magazine recommends the fried chicken sandwich >
After five months of extensive renovations, the café is finally ready to open to the public. Those who have been to the old Apple Pie Bakery Café may remember long lines of people waiting to either dine inside or grab food to go. Those lines have now been separated, allowing dine-in customers to be seated more quickly and take out customers to grab what they want and go. Table service has also been added so diners can avoid waiting in line behind customers trying to choose a dessert from the incredible menu of decadent pastries. WPDH’s impressions about the first look >
The sunlight reflected off the snow outside the Apple Pie Bakery Café, illuminating the room and highlighting each new feature of the renovated space. Pristine, white plates hung from the dining area walls, each decorated with sketches of famous chefs like Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, and Gordon Ramsey. Read Poughkeepsie Journal’s impressions >
Location: The Culinary Institute of America1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY 12538
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